Nov 19,1966---Sep 10,2020

Scott Alan Workman, 53, Olathe, KS passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He courageously battled pancreatic cancer for 7 months. Visitation will be held at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. In honor of Scott’s love for the Cubs, the family asks that visitation attire be casual. Cubbie blue and shorts are welcome. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Cure Of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.

Scott was born on November 19, 1966 in Salt Lake City, UT. He grew up in Cullom, Illinois and was a 1985 graduate of TriPoint High School. He was an outstanding student and athlete and was honored to have been coached by his father, Jim Workman, Sr. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990. He started his accounting career at ADM in Decatur, IL. Scott moved to Olathe, KS in 2007, where he most recently worked as a Controller at Smart Warehousing in Edgerton, KS. What Scott loved most was being with his family, his wife Nicole and his two children, Andrew and Allie. 80's music and watching his children play sports brought much joy to his life. Along with coaching tee-ball and baseball. Scott was an avid lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and, not wanting to have his children carry that “burden”, he graciously accepted their affinity for the Kansas City Royals.

Scott is survived by his wife of 18 years, Nicole (Frerichs) Workman and two children, Andrew and Allie. Parents, James Michael, Sr. and Velma (Shigemura) Workman of Sun City, AZ. brother, James and Chris Workman, Jr. of Tremont, IL, nephew, Matt Workman of St. Peterburg, FL.  sister, Sandy and Tom Lammer, nieces and nephew, Claire, Joe and Katie, of Woodbury, Minnesota. He also leaves his in-laws, Robert and Iola Frerichs of Akon, Iowa. Brother-in-laws and spouses, Dr. Darin and Dr. Jill Frerichs and their children, Lauryn and Nick of Clive, IA and Ryan and Kate Frerichs and their children Elizabeth, Margaret, Anna and Jackson of Wavelry, IA.



Lori Greeson Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Scott was a true bright spot in the stands for The Firecracker Softball Team. I’ll never forget him saying, “Let’s go Pipes! Let’s go 1 ..6er!” He will be missed.

Amy and Jerrey Rush Sep 11 ,2020

Friends ,Leawood ,Kansas

Nicole, Andrew and Allie: We are keeping all of you in our prayers and know that Scott will be looking over you from Heaven. May God bless and keep you close! Jerrey, Amy, Logan and Sydney Rush

Meoli family Sep 11 ,2020

We are so saddened to hear of your recent loss. Scott was always so friendly and smiling. We wish peace for your family and hope you know that you are surrounded by love and support. The Meoli family

Rita Haberkorn Winge Sep 11 ,2020

Friend of the family ,Wichita falls ,Texas

I'm so sorry to hear this I feel your pain Mr and Mrs. Workman as I lost my daughter Shawn to cancer as well prayers and my deepest sympathy

Giosuè Floyd Sep 11 ,2020

Tri-Point classmate ,Völklingen, Germany

My sympathy to the family and friends of Scott. Sad to hear he passed away from pancreatic cancer, the same kind my brother passed away from at age 47.

Debbie Conroy Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Dwight ,Illinois

Scott was a good friend in our high school days—I’m so very sorry to hear this. Please pass our condolences on to his parents for us—Tom and Debbie Conroy

Julie (Olds) Speth Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Germantown ,Wisconsin

Nicole and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was such a fun, loving person to be around and he had such a great smile. He will be missed by many!

James Gerdes Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Chatsworth ,Illinois

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family may he rest in peace

Delynn Cassidy Geistwhite Sep 11 ,2020

So very sorry to hear this remember him as a cute little boy . Our family knows the pain of loss and we pray for all of you

Cindy Groskreutz Clapp Sep 11 ,2020

So very sorry to hear this news! The Workman family were great neighbors to have growing up in Cullom, so much fun in the backyard/neighborhood. Mr Workman was also a favorite teacher. My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Workman family.

Lana Bell Sep 11 ,2020

former neighbor ,Chatsworth ,Illinois

Am so very sorry for your loss Jim, Sandy and all of the family. I know mom Mildred Groskreutz would share in your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.

Julie Perring Sep 11 ,2020

Neighbor in Illinois ,Cullom ,Illinois

Sincere condolences for the Workman family.

Tom Poskin Sep 11 ,2020

Friend of the family ,Lexington ,Kentucky

Dear Workman family, I am heartbroken to hear of Scott’s struggle with pancreatic cancer and passing. Scott was one of my favorite students at Tri-Point because of his big smile, enthusiastic attitude, and he was the best student I ever had in milk judging. It was also because he was your son, Jim and Velma, and I cannot imagine your grief in losing such a special son. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers Thomas Poskin

Tim & Sarah Halloran Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Dwight ,Illinois

So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Scott and Sandy coming to all the ballgames. Always enjoyed being around the whole Workman Family! God Bless !

Sally Kutney Sep 11 ,2020

Neighbor ,Olathe ,Kansas

My heart breaks for you Nicole and your family. I loved seeing Scott outside playing ball with the kids when I drove by your house. He was a wonderful Father. I will pray that God will give your comfort and strength to deal with your devasting loss. Sally

Matt and Janet Wahoff Sep 11 ,2020

Friends ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Our hearts go out to our Workman Family Friends. No words. This truly sucks. God speed to Scott.

Nora and Eric Lindenberg Sep 11 ,2020

Friend and neighbor ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dear Workman family, Our hearts go out to you all during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Scott will be missed by so many. May God bless you and bring you peace.

Don Lambert Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Pontiac ,Illinois

I was just thinking of Scott on a recent trip to Kansas City. What a fine gentleman and teammate. My sincere condolences to the whole Workman family. Don Lambert

Larry and Betty Haag Sep 11 ,2020

Friend of the family ,Bloomington ,Illinois

My heart is breaking to hear of Scotty’s passing. Our kids are not supposed to go before us and I cannot imagine your pain, Jim, Velma and the entire family. I will hold your family up in prayer comfort, strength and healing.

Glenda Essington Loeschen Sep 12 ,2020

So sad to hear about the passing of Scott. I remember in high school how dedicated he was in academics and sports. He had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile! Sending my condolences to the Workman family.

Dustin Pittman Sep 12 ,2020

Nicole, we are praying for your family and that you will be provided strength, comfort, and peace even during this difficult time.

Donna Deany Sep 12 ,2020

Neighbor from Cullom ,Bloomington ,Illinois

So sorry for your loss. Our family will keep yours in our prayers.

Debbie (Deany) Cleary Sep 12 ,2020

From Cullom IL ,Bloomington ,Illinois

So sorry for your loss. May your memories and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort.

Paula Godbee Lee Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Crane Hill ,AL

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your son, husband and father. I remember him from high school. He was a happy, intelligent and fun person. He will be missed by many!

Arnold and Mattie Nelson Sep 13 ,2020

Neighbors ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dear Workman family. No matter how we prepare, the moment of loss still brings a unique pain that stings. Our street has lost an amazing man and friend. May you be comforted in knowing that his life goes on in our memories, his children, and the eternal promises of God, our Father. I Corinthians 15:51-55.

Brian Cupples Sep 13 ,2020

Childhood acquaintance ,Normal ,Illinois

My condolences to all the family. I have fond memories of growing up playing ball against Scott. He was always so joyful. We had fun playing intramural basketball at EIU. Praying for peace for all.

Kelli, Joe, Alec and Cole Bauer Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Nicole, Drew & Allie, We are so sorry for the loss of Scott. He was such a great role model for the boys and one of the kindest people we have ever known. Always had the biggest smile on his face. We will do everything possible to keep Scotts spirit alive and will be here for whatever your family needs. Love you. ❤️ The Bauers

Greg & Terri Stark Sep 13 ,2020

Family Friend ,Ashkum ,Illinois

You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Scott. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I had the honor of being coached in high school by Scott's dad, Jim Sr. The Workman family was a great asset to the Cullom community. We will have a mass said locally for Scott.

Perry Dable Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Catlin ,Illinois

I first met Scott when we played college baseball together and we quickly became very good friends and ended up being college roommates our final two years of school. You’ll find no finer person anywhere. He will be missed.

Candace Beck Sep 14 ,2020

Work ,St. Louis ,Missouri

Nicole, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. We cannot imagine the pain of your loss, but we pray for strength and comfort during this difficult journey. Love, Candace and Stephen Beck

alan santa Sep 14 ,2020

Colleague ,Olathe ,Kansas

Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. My wife and I are praying for you and your family. Please let me know how I can help.

Hermie Sep 14 ,2020

My sincerest condolences to Nicole and his family. Scott was a true gentleman, colleague, and athlete. Many blessings to all.

Lori Schade Sep 14 ,2020

friend ,Dwight ,Illinois

My deepest condolences to the entire Workman family. I remember Scott as a very sweet "kid". I am sure he was a great dad to his kids and will be so missed by everyone who knows and loves are all in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Kurt Shinn Sep 14 ,2020

Work ,Minneapolis ,Minnesota

To the Family - I knew Scott from our work together at Scoular. He was one of the nicest people here and always a joy to work with. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Mike Zubeck Sep 14 ,2020

To Jim Sr. and Jim Jr. and the entire Workman family you have my sincere condolences for your loss. May you embrace the love and memories you all share together as a family. My thoughts are with you.

Marcus and Jessica Schuller Sep 14 ,2020

Coworker ,Olathe ,Kansas

We all aspire to be the type of friend, coworker, spouse or parent that will leave a lasting impression long after we are gone, but for some people, like Scott, it just comes effortlessly. It was so easy to see that Scott loved his family immensely, but he was also the type of person you just want to be friends with – to talk about sports, family, life or work. Scott made the day-to-day work life fun, always up for grabbing lunch, and always a confidante and giver of good advice. Scott loved life, in and return, made you love life more because of him. Scott will be truly missed, but we rest assured knowing that he is watching his family and the Cubs from above.

Leeon and Diane Carrico Sep 14 ,2020

teacher at Tri Point HS ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Jim and Velma, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with Jim's wife and children. I remember him as that cute little Workman kid. Love to all of you.

Lori Johnson Hoegger Sep 14 ,2020

Friend ,Cabery ,Illinois

Prayers are with the entire family. Scott was such a good kid when we went to school. Mr. Workman was one of my favorite teachers.🙏🙏🙏

Scott Spray Sep 14 ,2020

Neighbor in Cullom, IL ,Jonesboro ,Illinois

Prayers and condolences to family: fond memories of Scotty jumping on our trampoline and playing neighborhood games. The Workman’s were a class act and we were blessed to have them as neighbors.

Deb (Anderson) Buforx Sep 14 ,2020

grew up in Cullom ,Wildwood ,Florida

My sincere and deeply felt sympathy to the Workman family. Your family will be in my prayers.

Kim Shufelberger Sep 14 ,2020

Alexis and I send our love to your family. We are so sorry deeply for your loss.

Chris Rohlen Sep 14 ,2020

Baseball Teammate - Friend ,Cumming ,Georgia

So sad to hear the news today of my old friend and teammate. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Paul and Christine Schultes Sep 14 ,2020

Family friends ,St. Louis ,Missouri

Please add us to the long list of people who were so sorry to hear the news of Scott's passing. We consider ourselves fortunate to know Scott and call him a friend. We will remember his bright smile, and positive attitude, as well as his excitement and pride when talking about his family. Couldn't help but luv that guy! All the best during this trying time, Chris, Paul and Family

William Spray Sep 15 ,2020

Friend of family ,Cobden ,Illinois

I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Scott. Although I was older, I can remember him playing ball in their backyard with his dad and brother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.

Tony & Jody Dawson Sep 15 ,2020

Friend ,Decatur ,Illinois

We are deeply saddened by the news of Scott passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dawson Family

Jane Haag Sep 16 ,2020

Neighbor in Cullom IL ,Davenport ,Florida

Jim and Velma, so sorry for the loss of your thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family..

Sandy Drake Sep 16 ,2020

My deepest sympathy to you, Nicole, Andrew and Allie. Scott always had a friendly word and smile for everyone and his love for you all shined. You will all be in my prayers.

Kyle, Tracy, Andrew, Brady, and Rylee Coltharp Sep 16 ,2020

Acquaintance ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Andrew played on the Cavaliers team with Drew. While I did not know Scott well, his love for watching his son and baseball overall was quite apparent in the stands. Our condolences to the entire family.

Ray and Kathy Sartain Sep 17 ,2020

Friends ,Greenwood ,South Carolina

Dear Nicole, Kathy and I are saddened to learn of Scott’s passing. Getting to know him during dance lessons was great fun. You are in our prayers. Love, RY and Kathy

Mary Ann Fawcett Sep 19 ,2020

Friend ,Decatur ,Illinois

Nicole, I am so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. I remember him from ADM as a very friendly person and always helpful. I will keep you and your 2 beautiful children in my prayers for strength and peace and believe that God will guide you. Take care. Mary Ann Fawcett

Virgil and Debbie Lane Sep 20 ,2020

Andrew's former coach ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Nicole, Andrew and Allie, We are so sorry to hear of Scott's passing at Mass this morning. Our hearts ache for you. Please let us know what we can do to support you at this sad time. Virgil and Debbie

Rhonda Johnson Sep 24 ,2020

Friend ,Akron ,Iowa

So sorry this is so late! Sending love hugs and prayers to all of you. Sounds like a terrific loss. I did not know him personally but babysat for Nicole long long time ago!! Thoughts and prayers going out to all of you

JodieChadima Sep 27 ,2020

friend of Nicole ,swisher ,Iowa

Nicole, I'm so sorry to hear about Scott. My Aunt Carol sent me his obituary this week. I pray for peace, comfort, and strength for you and your kiddos. Big hug to you!! Your long lost, distant cousin Jodie (Dorsey) Chadima

Bob and Tina Winegardner Nov 11 ,2020

Friend (Andy Townsend’S Aunt) ,Newark ,Ohio

I am so sorry for ur loss. I am Andy Townsend’s aunt... yes .. it’s soo hard to loose someone of his age.( or any) For now..wife, and kids, cling to each other, thru this. Know that Scott always treated Bob and I.. like family. And he will always be with u still. To help u thru the rough times

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